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Inspiring and enabling communities: the Integrated Local Delivery model for localism and the environment »

FWAG's Integrated Local Delivery model can inspire and enable communities to help meet national environmental targets and obligations, answering a key call of Defra's recent Natural Environment White Paper.

Progress in food and farming »

Gwyn Jones, Vice President of the NFU and West Sussex dairy farmer, offers his views on Defra's recently published Natural Environment White Paper, the NFU's engagement with the consultation and food security.

The triple win in climate-smart agriculture »

Sir John Beddington, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, discusses how climate-smart agriculture can meet the challenges of resource constraints, climate change and a growing population.

Research round-up: vegetables, biochar, ecosystem services »

The SDRN highlights recent research relating to sustainable development: assessing the environmental friendliness of vegetables; carbon abatement for biochar systems; valuing ecosystem services.

Food security as a strategic priority for commissioning and use of evidence »

In the last of his series of articles, Professor Robert Watson, explains why food security is a strategic priority. While agricultural science and new technologies have boosted production, one billion people are still hungry.

Looking at sustainability and UK food policy »

A new Sustainable Development Commission report reviews progress towards sustainable food policy in the UK over the last decade and looks ahead to the increasing challenges of public health, climate change and oil prices.

Sustainability in agriculture: an essential aspect of the climate change agenda »

Professor Sir John Beddington discusses the links between climate change and the food system, stressing two imperatives: to ensure secure supplies of food for future generations and to achieve sustainable food production.

SEED awards for social and environmental entrepreneurs »

From bamboo bikes to biomass briquettes: the 2010 SEED awards recognise inspiring entrepreneurs whose businesses can help meet sustainable development challenges in the developing world.

Food 2030: the UK’s national food strategy »

Hilary Benn launched Food 2030, the government's new food strategy - and the first for 50 years, identifying the long-term sustainability of our food system as a central concern.